Incredible Hulk (Widescreen) (2008)

  • Web Code: M2155990
  • Release Date: 10-21-2008
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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content

Overview

Hailing more from the pulp-melancholic spirit of CBS's 1978-1982 Hulk television series than its 2003 predecessor did, THE INCREDIBLE HULK wordlessly tells the entire gamma ray-afflicted origin story of scientist Bruce Banner's alter-ego within its first three minutes. This credit sequence in particular evokes (albeit with some cinematic weight) the lo-fi, premise-informing quality that one would find at the onset every episode of a cultish TV show, thus making two things quite clear. First, the Edward Norton-starring INCREDIBLE HULK is not a sequel to or a remake of Ang Lee's HULK, but a reboot equipped with an alternate plot, a new dynamic, and a different set of rules. Second, it is director Louis Leterrier's (UNLEASHED, THE TRANSPORTER) express intention to deliver a tightly wound, economically paced thriller in which scenes of drama and action are not mutually exclusive.

THE INCREDIBLE HULK replaces cerebral family drama with the story of a lonely, afflicted scientist who, at the start of the movie, is already in hiding, training his mind-body dichotomy. As for the Hulk that inevitably comes forth, a previously poetic weightlessness is rejected in favor of gargantuan physicality, and this time there's an equal behemoth for the not-so-jolly green giant to battle. It's akin to seeing the huge robots of TRANSFORMERS face off, only with more muscle and bone. The angst, of course, isn't gone from this incarnation--not if Norton's intelligently passionate Banner and his tender, forbidden relationship with Dr. Elizabeth Ross (Liv Tyler) have anything to say about it. It's simply that this Hulk always smashes before he ponders.

Rounding out THE INCREDIBLE HULK's main players are William Hurt as General Ross and Tim Roth as marine Emil Blonsky, two men in pursuit of the Hulk who, like Banner, aren't so much evil as consumed by tragic character flaws.
Theatrical Release Date 2008
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Action/Adventure
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    113
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
    Full Frame - 1.33
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish
    DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English
    Additional Release Material:
    Deleted Scenes
    Audio Commentary:
    1. Director Louis Leterrier
    2. Tim Roth
  • Release Date
    10/21/08
  • Theatrical Release
    2008
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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  • from Amherstview On
5.0

The new Hulk film was well made for a number of re

This re-imagining of the green Goliath works far better than Ang Lee's 2003 outing that's for sure. Being an avid admirer of the BixbyFerrigno series in the late seventies and early eighties I found this film to be closer in spirit to the series and I definitely liked that.The Hulk's origins are played out at the very beginning and once that's over and done with audiences are in for a fast paced and enjoyable ride. The film attempts to keep people who liked the series happy as well as the crowd who want it firmly rooted in Marvel tradition. The Hulk battles a foe called The Abomination in the final third, and by the way that fight is pretty amazing, and I gather that that's a person to be found in the original comics.While Eric Bana was one of the few things that was positive about Hulk 2003, Norton betters him here. He's such a natural performer and he can convey so much with mere expressions. He was the perfect choice to play Banner, in some ways he reminded me of Bixby. Tim Roth is one of those actors who's always good and he doesn't falter here. But William Hurt really surprised me. I've always thought he was good but I'd have to say this is his finest performance in many years. General Ross is a much better written character here than in the 2003 version and Hurt simply excels in the part.As for the CGI, they work really well. The Hulk looks extremely cool and far better here. He doesn't continue to grow as he gets angrier and while that may annoy some I actually found it a plus. And those huge leaps are history as well, he jumps far enough but nothing compared to Ang Lee's version.The Incredible Hulk does well what it intends to do which is entertain. Overall it's full of action, very well acted and fairly well written. Must See


  • from winnipeg mb
4.0

incredible hulk

a great comic book movie with good action scenes and a nice suprise at the end.I recommend this movie.


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